Who's job is it?

@Humbug25 (12551)
December 7, 2008 2:16pm CST
Recently I started a discussion about things that people had found in the wash, or rather washed by accident and it got me thinking. Who's job do you think it is to check the pockets of clothing before it goes into the machine?
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
7 Dec 08
Funny that I came across this discussion at this time. In this house lives three adults and they we are all responsible for our own laundry. My grandson did some laundry before going to work and lift it in the dryer. My granddaughter did her laundry and put his clothes on his bed. As she was putting her clothes in the dryer she found about $6.00. We had a discussion about whose the $6.00 was. I just told her to do the right thing. Usually if someone finds any thing in the washer or dryer it then becomes theirs.
@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Dec 08
Hi there deebomb Hmm $6 that would be tempting but I take it she gave it back to him! thanks for your response
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
7 Dec 08
Yes she gave it back or rather put it in his room.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
8 Dec 08
Ahh bless her
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I never check pockets. When the kids were home, sometimes I did because they would sometimes leave paper or stuff in them. But with just me and my husband home, I never check them. We never leave things in our pockets - well almost never LOL
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@Humbug25 (12551)
8 Dec 08
Hi ya lilcee Who will get blamed for leaving the tissue in the pocket then? LOL Thanks for your response
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Honestly, it's a primary responsibility of the owner of the dress to check his pockets but we all know that children are still immature and some people forgot to check their dress maybe because they are too tired to do it, so that's the time that the washer should check everything first before washing it.
@Humbug25 (12551)
8 Dec 08
Hi ya aisaellis Sometimes I don't have the time to check all the pockets but then I am lucky that my kids rarely leave anything in them! Thanks for your response
@amanda333 (739)
• France
7 Dec 08
the family think that the role falls to me
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@Humbug25 (12551)
8 Dec 08
Hi amanda333 They would! LOL Thanks for your response
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
7 Dec 08
As the courtroom falls into silence as they eagerly await the verdict, the judge has heard the discussion by Humbug previously and he passes down the sentence to those that fail to check their OWN clothes for any offending articles, it is not therefore the responsibility of the person who has the task bestowed onto them to do the washing it is down to the person to check their clothes that they haven't left anything in them, and if they have then it's them that are to litigated ;0)
@Humbug25 (12551)
8 Dec 08
Thank you your Honour!
@ellie333 (21029)
7 Dec 08
Hi Humbug, Well I would say it was my responsibility to check pockets etc until my children were of an age to check themselves. The last washing mistake I made was to shrink a handwash jumper of my daughters, from that moment on she has always (as requested) kept handwash separate from the rest of the washing. I have washed a few tissues, stickers, cars, stones and pennies. I thinkl that is all part of being a mum LOL. Huggles. Ellie :D
@savak03 (6681)
• United States
7 Dec 08
In my house if you want what's in your pockets you need to remove it before you put it in the wash. I take no responsibility for things that get ruined because you didn't empty your pockets before putting your clothes in the wash. My kids learned early that anything left in their pockets became the property of the person doing the laundry. That was usually me until they got older. My husband was affected by this rule, too. Sometimes I would make quite a tidy sum from the washing machine and dryer.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Dec 08
Hi ya savak03 Well doing the washing has to have it's perks like any job!! Thanks for your response
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
7 Dec 08
Hey there humbug25, I think the person washing the cloths should check the pockets, but I also think that whenever possible those who want there close clean should sometimes help in checking the pockets. and I dont remember if I responded to your last discussion about things people found in the was, but I want to tell you that my mom once lost her ID card and later found it in the was after she had washed close and amazingly the ID card was still in tact lol.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Dec 08
Hi ya apples99 NO YOU DID NOT RESPOND TO THE OTHER DISCUSSION!!! Here is a link to it for your convenience LOL http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1813432.aspx?p=1 Thank you for your response to this discussion though
@p1kef1sh (45640)
7 Dec 08
That depends Humbug on what is in the pockets. Vast sums of money. Then it's always my job. Tissues, bus tickets, bits of polo wrapper. Then the owner of the pocket for sure.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Dec 08
Hi ya p1kef1sh Some would say that the onus is on the person who does the washing. As the job of washing clothes is not always a particularly pleasant one then there should be some perks like claiming the contents of other's pockets!! LOL Thanks p1kef1sh